Clinical Scholars

Funding Agency:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Our fellows are skilled clinicians who come together across health care settings and disciplines to advance a Culture of Health—one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.

Our fellows include audiologists, clinical counselors, dentists, dieticians, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, speech therapists, veterinarians and others seeking to build stronger, healthier, more equitable communities through work in their chosen profession.

The program includes intensive learning, mentoring and networking that will develop fellows into leaders of transformational change. Working in collaboration throughout the three-year program, they will take these important skills and apply them in their jobs and through a project in their community that directly addresses the root causes of inequity in health.

Alumni from this program will carry the unique distinction of being a graduate of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leadership program and become a part of a tightly knit network of visionary change agents across sectors and disciplines.

Deadline: Mar. 11, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

Interdisciplinary teams of two to five clinically active professionals in community, clinical or academic settings. Participants do not need to relocate; they will continue working in their home communities.

  • All team members must hold a clinical license in their chosen health profession.
  • All team members must have completed all required clinical training five years before program launch.
  • Teams may be working together already, or formed for this program.

Amount Description

What do fellows receive?
  • An annual fellowship of $35,000 per team member.
  • A three-year leadership development program.
  • The opportunity to network and learn with other clinical professionals.
  • Mentoring and coaching from leaders in clinical practice, equity, policy and advocacy.
  • In year three, initiate a bold Culture of Health project with a community-based team.
  • The ability to continue working from their home communities without the need to pause their career or relocate.

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident


Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 11, 2020